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Alias Names: Worm Identification / Scabies
Methodology: Macroscopic and Microscopic Exam
Edit Date: 12/3/2008
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 24-48 hours
CPT Code: 87169
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Send worm in clean screw-capped container with 10% formalin or saline to prevent drying. Alternately, the formalin vial in the Parasite Detection Kit may be used. For scabies, remove the mite from its burrow with a needle or scalpel blade. Send scrapings in a clean dry container or on a glass slide.
Stability: Specimen in saline stable 24 hours ambient or refrigerated. Specimen in formalin stable indefinitely ambient or refrigerated. All specimens unstable frozen.
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated.
Comments: For identification of worms and scabies only. For identification of any other insects, refer to Parasite Identification (83595) .
Rejection Criteria: Frozen specimen; if worm, dried specimen.

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